Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alia Bhatt, and Katrina Kaif are all set to collaborate on an upcoming road trip film titled Jee Le Zaraa, directed by actor-producer Farhan Akhtar. The film is slated to release in 2023.

Excel Entertainment, which is owned by Akhtar and his business partner Ritesh Sidhwani, announced the film on the 20th anniversary of their maiden production Dil Chahta Hai on Tuesday.

Celebrating 20 years in the industry with a small video featuring clips from iconic films produced by the banner, such as Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Excel Entertainment announced their upcoming girls road trip film Jee Le Zaraa, starring Chopra, Bhatt and Kaif.

Soon after, Chopra posted a picture of the three of them together, on Instagram and reminisced about how it all started with her musing about doing another Hindi movie as soon as possible, “on an unusually rainy night in Mumbai in November 2019.” Her last Hindi film was The Sky Is Pink (2019).

“The idea grew into a movie helmed by an all-female cast. There are not enough Hindi movies that are female multi-starrers. This led to an impulsive phone call… to my two real friends about this idea that involved three on-screen girlfriends,” she continued. “Katrina, Alia, and I enthusiastically met in February 2020 (as seen in this picture), just before the world shut down, to discuss who we could trust to bring this vision to life for us and our choice was unanimous… Farhan and Ritesh, Zoya and Reema. It just so happened that Farhan was working on a female road trip movie at the same time. Talk about all the stars aligning!”

The actor further said that it took three years to align all of their schedules.

Written by Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Reema Kagti, Jee Le Zaraa will be produced by Excel Entertainment and co-produced by Tiger Baby Productions.

This film will be the first collaboration of Chopra Jonas, Bhatt, and Kaif.